Exhibition Week 4, 1987

played in Atlanta, GA

71 degrees, fair, 12 mph wind

Buffalo Bills3037-13
Atlanta Falcons01033-16

Scoring Summary
1Q: 02:03 BUF - Darrell Durham 26 field goal
2Q: 01:06 ATL - Max Zendejas 55 field goal
2Q: 00:13 ATL - Brian Noble 48 interception return (Max Zendejas extra point)
3Q: 10:43 ATL - Max Zendejas 44 field goal
3Q: 02:19 BUF - Darrell Durham 36 field goal
4Q: 13:54 ATL - Max Zendejas 38 field goal
4Q: 06:42 BUF - Brent Jones 2 pass from Mike Machurek (Darrell Durham extra point)

Team StatisticsBUFATL
Record1-23-0
First Downs1913
- by Rushing74
- by Passing128
- by Penalty01
Total Net Yards340271
- Offensive Plays7061
- Yards per Play4.864.44
Net Rushing Yards159104
- Rushing Attempts3825
- Yards per Rush4.184.16
Net Passing Yards181167
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt31 - 16 - 233 - 17 - 1
- Gross Passing Yards185185
- Sacks/Yards Lost1/43/18
- Yards per Pass Play5.664.64
Fumbles/Lost1/02/0
3rd Down Conversions5/152/15
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down10.17.9
4th Down Conversions0/00/0
Penalties/Yards5/454/40
Punt Returns/Yards2/101/6
Kick Returns/Yards0/04/109
Interception Ret./Yards1/02/48
2pt Conversions0/00/0
Red Zone Visits31
- Red Zone TDs/FGs1/20/0
Avg. Drive StartOWN 25OWN 32
Time of Possession33:2826:32

Drive Charts

Buffalo Bills
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
110:242:18OWN 16410Punt
17:025:05OWN 18873Field Goal
10:432:07OWN 20512Punt
211:041:45OPP 2936Missed FG
27:211:50OWN 336Punt
23:350:34OWN 373-4Punt
21:010:59OWN 25412Interception
20:020:02OWN 2515Half
315:002:05OWN 2535Punt
310:382:50OWN 25735Punt
35:473:35OWN 40841Field Goal
413:467:11OWN 251475Touchdown
43:491:13OWN 3510Punt
42:040:18OWN 22215Interception
Atlanta Falcons
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:004:36OWN 33862Missed FG
18:061:04OWN 2837Punt
11:571:14OWN 4433Interception
213:362:32OWN 20631Punt
29:191:58OWN 30411Punt
25:311:56OWN 4336Punt
23:012:00OWN 32730Field Goal
312:552:17OWN 39734Field Goal
37:482:01OWN 848Punt
32:123:26OWN 25754Field Goal
46:352:46OWN 4439Punt
42:360:32OWN 2539Punt
41:461:46OPP 433-13Game

Game MVP: Brian Noble, Atlanta Falcons

Rushing Statistics

BuffaloAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Earnest Jackson19512.681810
RB Herman Fontenot9667.332130
RB Eric Dickerson6122.00700
FB Robert Weathers3165.331510
QB Mike Machurek11414.001410
AtlantaAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Newton Williams17794.653230
RB Rod Bernstine551.00700
QB Randy Essington2-2-1.00-100
QB Rich Gannon12222.002210

Passing Statistics

BuffaloAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Mike Machurek29141811/4129251.1
Mike Pagel2240/005079.2
AtlantaAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Randy Essington22131503/18037079.7
Rich Gannon114350/001417.8

Receiving Statistics

BuffaloCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Dennis Gentry6129716.1746290
TE Brent Jones56234.608101
RB Earnest Jackson254623.0039230
TE Ulysses Norris121212.003120
WR Virgil Seay1266.00060
RB Herman Fontenot1211.00110
FB Robert Weathers0100.00000
WR Ricky Nattiel0100.00000
AtlantaCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Willis Adams91211012.2273370
TE Tom Mullady28115.50460
TE Doug Marsh22168.001130
RB Newton Williams23199.500110
RB Jewerl Thomas1288.00080
WR Calvin Muhammad122121.001210
WR Ernest Givins0400.00000

Interception Statistics

BuffaloIntsYardsAvgTD
CB Russell Carter100.000
AtlantaIntsYardsAvgTD
OLB Brian Noble24824.001

Fumble Statistics

BuffaloFumbRecovForceTD
RB Herman Fontenot1000
TE Brent Jones0110
DE Andre Tippett0010
AtlantaFumbRecovForceTD
QB Randy Essington1000
CB Terry Taylor1000
C Tony Berryhill0100
CB Steve Brown0100
DE Rick Bryan0010

Punting Statistics

BuffaloPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Eddie George732846.943.1681
AtlantaPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Harry Newsome727439.137.7564

Kicking Statistics

BuffaloFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Darrell Durham2/30/10/0361/1
AtlantaFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Max Zendejas3/42/21/1551/1

Punt Return Statistics

BuffaloRetYardsAvgTD
Dennis Gentry2105.00
AtlantaRetYardsAvgTD
Terry Taylor166.00

Kick Return Statistics

BuffaloRetYardsAvgTD
AtlantaRetYardsAvgTD
Calvin Muhammad38327.70
Scott Woerner12626.00

Defensive Statistics

BuffaloTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
ILB Jim Laughlin610.02434
OLB Rich D'Amico600.0129
OLB Scott Pelluer510.01934
S Jerry Holmes420.02423
DE Andre Tippett312.02133
OLB Scot Brantley301.01318
DE Jeff Stover310.02535
S Vince Newsome310.01426
OLB Kiki DeAyala300.0612
CB Demetrious Johnson210.01927
S Lawrence Johnson200.0128
CB Lee Miller200.01328
CB Ricky Reynolds120.01319
RB Earnest Jackson10---------
DT Michael Carter020.02530
DT Harvey Armstrong010.0913
AtlantaTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
OLB Brian Noble1210.03731
S Scott Woerner640.03730
DE Rick Bryan531.03832
S Perry Williams520.03732
OLB Mike Merriweather510.02728
DT Tim Newton420.03730
DT Randy Trautman310.03030
CB Steve Brown310.02330
CB Terry Taylor210.03832
DE Keith Guthrie200.0156
CB Herb Welch200.01621
CB Patrick Hunter200.0185
S Nelson Jones200.034
OLB Matt Monger110.02224
DT Gerald Nichols110.074
WR Ernest Givins10---------

Pass Rush Statistics

BuffaloSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DE Andre Tippett2.003133
OLB Scot Brantley1.000018
DE Jeff Stover0.011135
DE Cesar Adams0.01004
AtlantaSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DE Rick Bryan1.011032
DT Randy Trautman0.004130
OLB Matt Monger0.001124

Pass Defense Statistics

BuffaloCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
OLB Scott Pelluer31034
OLB Rich D'Amico3009
ILB Jim Laughlin21034
CB Lee Miller21028
S Jerry Holmes20023
OLB Kiki DeAyala20012
S Lawrence Johnson1108
OLB Scot Brantley10018
CB Demetrious Johnson10027
DE Andre Tippett02033
CB Russell Carter00125
AtlantaCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
S Perry Williams30032
OLB Brian Noble20231
CB Terry Taylor20032
CB Herb Welch20021
OLB Mike Merriweather13028
S Scott Woerner10030
CB Steve Brown10030
DE Rick Bryan10032
DT Tim Newton10030
CB Patrick Hunter1005
S Nelson Jones1004

Blocking Statistics

BuffaloKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
G Rich Moran38038032
G Jeff WIska25121010
C Dwight Stephenson25038032
T Eric Moran25017022
T Kari Yli-Renko16038032
FB Robert Weathers12018010
TE Brent Jones03032030
T Clay Miller02021110
TE Ulysses Norris0101006
AtlantaKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
C Tony Berryhill29025036
G Rich Rosen12012115
T Scott Bergold12012015
T Dave Piepkorn11013021
T Don Sommer04013021
G Roy Foster03025136
G Joe Milinichik01013021
G DeAndre Jamison00012115

Special Teams Tackles

BuffaloTacklesSTPlays
Andre Tippett215
Brent Jones126
Eric Dickerson119
Ricky Reynolds113
AtlantaTacklesSTPlays
Rod Bernstine120
Rick Bryan115

Participation

BuffaloRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
TE Brent Jones3230------2688
WR Dennis Gentry3532------1380
T Kari Yli-Renko3832------1080
G Rich Moran3832------1080
C Dwight Stephenson3832---------70
DE Andre Tippett------21331569
WR Virgil Seay2930------968
DE Jeff Stover------2535464
ILB Jim Laughlin------2434361
CB Lee Miller------13281960
CB Demetrious Johnson------19271258
OLB Scott Pelluer------1934457
S Vince Newsome------14261757
DT Michael Carter------2530257
OLB Scot Brantley------13182556
QB Mike Machurek2630---------56
S Jerry Holmes------2423249
RB Earnest Jackson2226---------48
FB Robert Weathers1810------1947
CB Russell Carter------1925347
CB Ricky Reynolds------13191345
G Jeff WIska2110------1041
T Clay Miller2110------1041
WR Ricky Nattiel815------1841
T Eric Moran1722---------39
G Adam Schreiber1722---------39
WR Bruce Hill185------528
RB Eric Dickerson60------1925
DT Harvey Armstrong------913224
DT Steve Alvord------312924
S Lawrence Johnson------128121
OLB Rich D'Amico------129---21
OLB Kiki DeAyala------612220
TE Ulysses Norris106---------16
RB Herman Fontenot106---------16
DE Cesar Adams------44715
QB Mike Pagel122---------14
ILB Chris Duliban------001212
C Branden Trejo00------1010
P Eddie George00------1010
S Mike Hatchett------0628
K Darrell Durham00------77
TE Wilbur Strozier20---------2
OLB Jeff Gaylord------00---0
C Bill Lewis00---------0
OLB Bob White------00---0
AtlantaRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
DE Rick Bryan------38321585
CB Terry Taylor------38321585
CB Steve Brown------23302679
S Scott Woerner------3730673
S Perry Williams------3732473
G Roy Foster2536------1172
OLB Brian Noble------3731270
DT Tim Newton------3730269
DT Randy Trautman------3030262
C Tony Berryhill2536---------61
WR Willis Adams2535---------60
OLB Mike Merriweather------2728358
WR Calvin Muhammad1825------952
OLB Matt Monger------2224147
CB Herb Welch------16211047
TE Doug Marsh1728---------45
T Dave Piepkorn1321------1145
G Joe Milinichik1321------1145
T Don Sommer1321------1145
RB Newton Williams1924---------43
WR Ernest Givins2019------443
OLB Jim Haslett------1362342
QB Randy Essington1625---------41
TE Tom Mullady1525---------40
TE Jon Embree24------2733
ILB Niko Noga------1641131
FB Mickey Merrifield27------2029
RB Rod Bernstine63------2029
G Rich Rosen1215---------27
G DeAndre Jamison1215---------27
T Scott Bergold1215---------27
S Nelson Jones------341724
CB Patrick Hunter------185---23
WR Frankie Neal11------2022
DE Keith Guthrie------156---21
QB Rich Gannon911---------20
DE Jim Reynosa------23914
DT Gerald Nichols------74213
P Harry Newsome00------1111
C Tyler Lusk00------1111
RB Jewerl Thomas09---------9
K Max Zendejas00------99
DT Pat Swoopes------2079
OLB Rydell Malancon------00---0
T Bob Riley00---------0
OLB Alex Gordon------00---0

Directional Rushing Statistics

DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left7537.6
Middle15473.1
Right16593.7
None000.0
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left5489.6
Middle13574.4
Right510.2
None2-2-1.0

Detailed Passing Statistics

BuffaloAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Mike Machurek29144123622
Mike Pagel220000000
AtlantaAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Randy Essington22133023320
Rich Gannon1140103101

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen85627.8
Short (0-8 Yds)177583.4
Medium (9-18 Yds)646510.8
Long (19+ Yds)0000.0
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen5110.2
Short (0-8 Yds)16121318.2
Medium (9-18 Yds)93323.6
Long (19+ Yds)31217.0

Detailed Receiving Statistics

BuffaloTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Dennis Gentry126097232
TE Brent Jones65023030
RB Earnest Jackson52146226
TE Ulysses Norris2101206
WR Virgil Seay2106030
RB Herman Fontenot211106
FB Robert Weathers1000010
WR Ricky Nattiel1000015
AtlantaTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Willis Adams1292110235
TE Tom Mullady82011025
WR Ernest Givins4000019
RB Newton Williams32019024
RB Jewerl Thomas210809
TE Doug Marsh22016028
WR Calvin Muhammad21021125

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

BuffaloAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Eric Dickerson294.502.00
RB Earnest Jackson200.002.68
QB Mike Machurek11414.0014.00
RB Herman Fontenot1-3-3.007.33
AtlantaAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Newton Williams1-2-2.004.65
RB Rod Bernstine133.001.00

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

BuffaloAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Mike Machurek3120.676.24
AtlantaAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Rich Gannon21147.003.18

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

BuffaloTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
TE Ulysses Norris1000.006.00
WR Dennis Gentry1000.008.08
TE Brent Jones1122.003.83
AtlantaTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Willis Adams111414.009.17
RB Jewerl Thomas1000.004.00

Third Down Rushing Statistics

BuffaloRushesConversions
RB Herman Fontenot20
AtlantaRushesConversions
RB Newton Williams10
QB Randy Essington10

Third Down Passing Statistics

BuffaloAttCompConversions
Mike Machurek1275
Mike Pagel110
AtlantaAttCompConversions
Randy Essington741
Rich Gannon511

Third Down Receiving Statistics

BuffaloTargCatchConversions
WR Dennis Gentry622
TE Brent Jones432
WR Virgil Seay110
RB Earnest Jackson111
RB Herman Fontenot110
AtlantaTargCatchConversions
WR Willis Adams431
TE Tom Mullady300
RB Jewerl Thomas211
WR Calvin Muhammad210
WR Ernest Givins100

SectionAttendance
Stadium67,600 (70,000 capacity)
Upper Deck20,100 (21,400)
End Zone14,600 (15,400)
Mezzanine8,900 (8,900)
Sideline Seats13,300 (13,600)
Club Seats7,400 (7,400)
Luxury Boxes3,300 (3,300)